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KC Golden Gloves championships happening this weekend

Posted: 11:10 AM, Apr 05, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-05 18:36:29-04
KC Golden Gloves championships this weekend

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you may want to check out the  82nd Annual KC Golden Gloves Competition.

Steven Spears is in charge of marketing for the event and says you won’t be disappointed.

“Kansas City is a huge place for boxing. KC Golden Gloves is Kansas City’s longest running sporting event,” said Spears.  

The event has helped mold the lives of several athletes, like Cam F. Awesome.

“I’ve been here since 2008 and boxing has changed my life. I’ve never been on a plane until I started boxing and I’ve been to 22 countries,” said Awesome.

Awesome lives and trains in the metro. He’s won the Olympic trials twice.

“I’ve fought in 20 different international competitions and hearing your country’s national anthem when you have to stand next to a dude who just lost to you, is a pretty good feeling,” said Awesome. 

Fighters for the  KC Golden Gloves  come from all over Kansas and Missouri, with a great deal of them training in Kansas City, Kansas. Organizers say both the fighters and cost are competitive.

“You’re going to get in for $10, $20. It’s a really low budget, fun place to take your family and have a great time,” said Awesome. 

The competition is April 6th – 8th, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The winners will then compete in the  National Golden Gloves Competition,  May 1st to 6th in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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